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New York Accommodation - 1 Bedroom Rental in Harlem (NY-14252)

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now Dec 23 2018 2
$149
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3
$162
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4
$176
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5
$189
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Dec 31 2018 Apr 12 2019 2
$149
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3
$162
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4
$176
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5
$189
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Apr 19 2019 Apr 26 2019 2
$149
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3
$162
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4
$176
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
5
$189
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May 02 2019 May 13 2019 2
$149
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3
$162
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4
$176
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
5
$189
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
May 20 2019 May 25 2019 2
$149
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
3
$162
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
4
$176
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
5
$189
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
Jun 03 2019 Jun 04 2019 2
$149
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
3
$162
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
4
$176
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
5
$189
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
Jun 10 2019 open 2
$149
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
3
$162
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
4
$176
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
5
$189
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
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Description
1 Bedroom Vacation Rental in Harlem (NY-14252)
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom - Sleeps 5

This one bedroom vacation rental apartment for rent is nestled in Manhattan’s Uptown community of Harlem, New York. Located on Fifth Avenue & 124th Street, this fully furnished apartment sits on the 3rd floor of a four-story walk up 19th century brownstone building. It is perfectly suited for budget travelers who need a convenient place to stay.

The entrance to this home provides access to the living room, lined with hardwood floors and boasting two large windows overlooking 5th Avenue. Having been built during the pre-war era, this room continues to emit a kind of old-world charm with its relaxing decorative fireplace set against one wall. Ample table space is available to accommodate workloads, recreational activities, and meal space. One twin-sized chair bed and one twin-sized sofa bed accommodate overnight guests. Fresh sheets are included for these beddings. For indoor entertainment, a cable television is available. For added personality, pictures scatter white walls lined with wood trimming.

Attached to the living room is an open kitchen. To one side of this corridor, generous closet space is available for item storage. The kitchen features tiled flooring and wooden cabinets. It is equipped with most necessary cooking appliances including a microwave, fridge, freezer, oven/stove, and coffeemaker.

The bedroom offers a queen sized bed with fresh sheets. Two windows allow for natural lighting and ventilation, while an overhead fan with lamp provides additional illumination. Abundant surface space including a nightstand and desk accommodate completion of workloads and recreational activities. A chair sits next to the bed offering additional seating space, facing a second decorative fireplace.

Please note: This building is located at a busy 5th Avenue intersection. As such, street noise may be heard throughout the day and night. During the month of November, the NYC Marathon passes right in front of the building.

The community of Harlem, NYC is free-spirited and energetic, often celebrating its cultural diversity. Here you will find many museums, parks, historic buildings, and general attractions. Listed below are just a few places to check out during your stay:

  • Marcus Garvey Park: Pack a picnic or read a book at this serene and tree-lined public square just outside the apartment. 0.2mi/350m. Accessible via foot.
  • Marcus Garvey Swimming Pool: Located in the park, this swimming pool is open to neighborhood residents. 0.2mi/350m. Accessible via foot.
  • Apollo Theater: Visit the legendary Apollo Theater, whose “amateur nights” produced such stars as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. 0.5mi/800m. Accessible via foot.
  • Abyssinian Baptist Church: This gothic-construction housed a number of legendary African-American pastors including civil rights leader Adam Clayton Powell. 1mi/1.6km. Accessible via foot or train.
  • Studio Museum in Harlem: This museum focuses on contemporary art by African, Caribbean, and African-American artists. 0.3mi/550m. Accessible via foot.
  • Morris-Jumel Mansion: Visit this historic wooden house, once used by George Washington as a headquarters during the Revolutionary War. 2.5mi/4km. Accessible via train or bus.
  • Fifth Avenue Laundromat and Dry Cleaner: Wash and dry your clothes at this nearest Laundromat. 0.4mi/650m.
  • Rite Aid: Shop for pharmaceutical and basic household needs here. 0.1mi/210m.

For public transportation around Manhattan and into other New York City boroughs:

  • 125 Street and Lenox Avenue: Offering the 2 and 3 trains. 0.2mi/350m.
  • 125 Street and Lexington Avenue: Offering the 4, 5, and 6 trains. 0.3mi/550m.
  • 125 Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue: Offering the A, B, C, and D trains. 0.7mi/1.1km.
Amenities:
  • Air Conditioning,
  • Cable,
  • TV,
  • Decorative Fireplace,
  • Internet,
  • Pets not allowed,
  • Smoking not permitted,
  • No elevator
Extra bedding upon request: Single/Twin Air Mattress
Location
Map: New York Vacation Rental - 5th Avenue & West 125th Street (MLK Boulevard) New York, NY 10035
subway i These maps/directions are informational only. No representation is made or warranty given as to their content, road conditions or route usability or expeditiousness. User assumes all risk of use. Google Maps, New York Habitat, and their suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use.
  • A, B, C, D Trains to 125 Street / Saint Nicholas Avenue Station
  • 4, 5, 6 Trains to 125 Street / Lexington Avenue Station
  • 2, 3 Trains to 125 Street / Lenox Avenue Station
Rooms
  • living room
  • kitchen
  • bedroom
  • bathroom
  • apartment layout
Living room
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window, Cable, TV, Sofa, Dining table
Number of beds: 2
Bed size: bed (single), futon (single)
Kitchen (Separate)
Features: Fridge, Oven, Microwave, Freezer, Coffee maker
Bedroom
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (queen)
Bathroom
Features: Window, Shower, WC, Tub, Towels
Other

Apartment floor plans in this site are not drawn to scale. They are an indication of the general layout and are intended as a guide only. Nothing contained in them should be considered to be an exact blueprint or statement of fact or warranty.

Ratings & Reviews
1 Bedroom Vacation Rental in Harlem (NY-14252)
Overall Apartment Rating (149) ? Overall Apartment Rating - The apartment rating is an average of each individual rating the apartment has received (not an average of the categories' ratings)
4.0 stars

The number in parenthesis is the number of customers who have rated this apartment

Apartment Experience (144) ? Apartment Experience - Clients' general impression of the apartment including, value and general comments and feelings about the rental
4.3
Location (140) ? Location - Clients' rating of the location of this apartment
4.1
Cleanliness (136) ? Cleanliness - Clients' rating of the cleanliness of the apartment
3.8
Condition, Comfort, Amenities (140) ? Condition, Comfort, Amenities - Clients' ratings of the details of the apartment including appliances and equipment, furniture and linens, size and available space, decoration/style, comfort of the apartment
4.1
Building (132) ? Building - Clients' rating of the building that the apartment is in including: Building appearance and condition, doorman/concierge (when applicable), access to apartment, extra amenities such as car park etc (when applicable)
4.0
Quiet/Loud (134) ? Quiet/Loud - Clients' rating of how quiet the apartment is, the greater the number of stars, the quieter the property. Please note that noise levels are especially subjective and can vary
3.6
Apartment Reviews (124)
Review by: Daniel J.,
Oct 18 2018
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

The apartment was conveniently located near subway and bus stations, as well as Whole Foods and CVS. It was very spacious and had lots of places to spread out all our luggage and the many things that we purchased. The internal stairs are narrow and twisting, which added to the charm of the building, but one should be prepared when they pack, that bringing 2 smaller suitcases is better than 1 large one. We felt as safe walking around that area as we did in any other part of New York.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 25 2018

Daniel, thank you for your time in writing this review. We are very glad that overall you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again.

Review by: Eric D.,
May 08 2018
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Old apartment with character, located on the 2nd floor.
Owner is receptive and nice. Pictures in keeping with the apartment. It is located near 125th street which has lots of shops, less than a 10-minute walk away from 2 subway stations and buses.
Quiet area with minimal noise at night except for frequent emergency services passing in the street (police, firefighters, ambulances).
Good bedding.
Housekeeping is good.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 02 2018

Eric D, Thanks for the review and I hope to see you again, soon.

Review by: Florence V.,
Apr 27 2018
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

Definitely in keeping with the description, clean, close to subways, nice building, good bedding, nice apartment. Really good! Kevin and his wife are very kind and helpful, thank you so much, we enjoyed our stay!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 16 2018

Florence, thank you for your review and I am glad yur stay was comfortable for you

Review by: Marie L.,
Jan 12 2018
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

We stayed in this apartment during the holiday season, for 10 days. It was bigger than we thought! Very well-equipped and heated (it was - 10 degrees Celsius outside). Close to subway station which serves Manhattan. There was a bus stand just in front of the building...
We felt safe in this area! We read that it was noisy, it certainly was in the living room because of the firefighter and policemen sirens but the bedroom is on the other side of the apartment and overlooks a dead end, so we didn't hear anything!
In short, this vacation rental is really great and the owner is adorable!

Review by: Elena C.,
Dec 13 2017
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We stayed in this apartment for one week in December 2017 and it was beyond our expectations. The apartment is located on the third floor(second floor in European standards), no elevator, the stairway is rather narrow and steep (keep this in mind when you put things in your suitcase). Upon our arrival, the apartment was spotless, warm, bright, furnished with what was listed on NyHabitat site. The bed met our taste: tall and hard, memory-foam style, so did the pillows. We had plenty of towels in the bathroom, shower was good. The kitchen is small, however fully equipped with sink, stove, oven, microwave oven, fridge, coffee maker, flatware for a couple of persons (it was enough for us). Great value to the giant MTA metro + bus maps in the living room: they help a lot in planning your day before going out. The neighborhood is what you expect from Harlem: busy during the day, quieter at night (except for the ER which drove near us every night...I think we were close to a hospital). A couple of grocery stores around the corner, pharmacy, 2-3 trains and 4-5-6 trains at a few blocks, M1 bus outside our doorsteps.
The landlord and his wife are amazing, they have been very kind to us upon arrival and on our departure day, and I am sure they would have helped us in case we needed them during our stay.
If I have to look for a needle in the haystack, please replace the lock on the apartment door. We had a little trouble at the beginning, since we couldn't open it gently (we had to pull the door fiercely).

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jan 09 2018

Elena, thanks for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I dont't think I could have written it better and you are absolutely right, we would have helped with any request you had if you had asked. The walkup has not been a real issue for anyone that has stayed here before. sometimes when their bags are too heavy its a bother but once it is upstairs it is usually ok. The door lock is simple, as you found out, just turn the key and slight push. I do wish you had mentioned it the several times we saw each other. The sirens are very much a part of New York. The bedroom is in the rear but if there is someone in the front you will probably here a sirene every now and then. That is the slight tradeoff for being in the center of it all, but everyone seems to make it through it all with no unsurmountable problem.

Review by: Graca B.,
Nov 09 2017
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

This apartment is very well-located and well served by transportation (bus stops in front of the building and goes down 5th Avenue, and there are 3 subway lines). This vacation rental has a lot of character but extra cleaning would have been great. Special thanks to the owner who is very kind and let us stay in the apartment all day, on our departure day.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Dec 06 2017

Graca, thank you for staying here and I'm glad you enjoyed your overall experience. The apartment is cleaned prior to every rental. I wish you had given more details, but following your comment I will talk to the cleaners, double check and make sure they are cleaned better. Thanks for letting future guest know how great transportation is from here.

Review by: Gabriela S.,
Oct 13 2017
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

The apartment is as shown in the pictures. It is near 125 Avenue, where you can find supermarkets and shops, and 2 blocks away from the main train and bus stations. The apartment is on the second floor, in a walk-up building, so it is a bit hard to go up the stairs with big and heavy bags, although it was not a problem for us. The check-in and the check-out were pretty easy with Kevin, he was always available for us. The unit is big and comfortable, it has all the necessary things to live pleasantly. The bed is comfortable and the bathroom is spacious. Note that water takes a while to heat and then it is really hot. The building is an original brownstone house... Kevin does a very good maintenance of the apartment.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 13 2017

Gabriela,
heavy bags are heavy bags but as you said "it was not a problem". We make it work here. sorry that you had to wait for the hot water a bit but as you said it came and when it did I am sure it was ok. However, overall it seems you enjoyed your stay here and all of New YOrk.
Please come back.

Review by: George S.,
Oct 05 2017
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The rental was great! We had a great experience. The owner was friendly & helpful.

Review by: Andrea P.,
Sep 21 2017
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Nice, quiet apartment in a beautiful Harlem brownstone. The apartment was spacious and clean. The owner was helpful and friendly.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 12 2017

George, thank you for your visit and I hope you return soon.

Review by: Mathieu V.,
Sep 16 2017
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

We were very nicely welcomed by the owner who lives in the building. He is kind and helpful. He brought us a pack of sparkling water and didn't even ask for a deposit. The apartment is well-located, at the beginning of Harlem area, close to subway and in front of a bus stop. It is very quiet and comfortable. Good bedding, clean sheets and towels: no problem. However, we would have liked it to be better cleaned: there were some used tissues under the bed and garbage cans were not emptied for instance. Anyway, we will have very good memories of our stay in New York.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 13 2017

Mathieu, Thanks for the review and pointing out certain unacceptable things. The tissue under the bed and trash in the garbage cans are unacceptable. I apologize and will step up the supervision. Again, my apology and I hope to see you again. It is my pleasure that you generally enjoyed your stay.

Review by: Manuel G.,
Jul 31 2017
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

We spent 10 days in this apartment with 3 teenagers (18, 18 and 14). We had a very good stay. It is very well-appointed and the double bedroom is perfect. Of course, the living room/dining area is quickly crowded with 3 teenagers but we were on vacation. The apartment is clean, quieter than expected. Excellent value for money. Owner is very laid back and nice. Definitely, a very good experience.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 06 2017

Thanks for the review. Although you all might have been a little crowder then you are use to you all seemed to enjoy your stay here and New York. Hello to all.

Review by: Linda M.,
May 23 2017
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

Host was very accommodating in spite of our arrival about 2 a.m. He was always available by text to answer questions. Very convenient location for M60 bus with direct transport to La Guardia terminals. We were there during a heat wave and although there was no air conditioning, the high ceilings and ceiling fans made it quite comfortable.

Review by: Mélanie L.,
Apr 25 2017
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Apartment was pleasant, functional and spacious. Owner was accommodating and kind.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 24 2017

Melanie, thank you for taking the time and it was a pleasure tohave you stay here.

Review by: Martha T.,
Nov 21 2016
From: Costa Rica,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

The disadvantage is that there is no elevator and the stairs are narrow. It is quite tiring if you get back home at night and you have to go up 3 floors with a kid in your arms.
The pots and the bath towels would need to be renewed.
The rest was excellent.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Dec 13 2016

Martha, thanks for taking the time. Yes, there is no elevator and I never represented that there was one. However, I am glad that overall you enjoyed your stay once you reach the apartment. No one has really complained before. The towlls are plenty not all match but they are definitely not tattered. The pots are used, of course, and upon examination I see one was a bit to used and I have replaced it, Thanks. Travelling with an infant will call for some extras.

Review by: Celine V.,
Oct 30 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Apartment was as described. No problem : recommended

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 18 2016

Celine, thanks for your time and letting people know there are no gimmicks here. The pictures and description are just what you get. Hope to see you again.

Review by: Colleen G.,
Oct 21 2016
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

My host, Kevin, was very welcoming and easy with arrival and departure times. Super friendly and informative about getting around and a few things to do. No complaints about Kevin. Unfortunately there were a few key issues with the apartment. It was dirty. Kitchen in particular was filthy (Fridge interior was clean). It was a lot shabbier than the photos, especially for the price. The TV did not work at all. I had asked ahead about a blowdryer and there were two on site but one had a european plug so not usable and the second did not work and was sticky to handle. Bedding was very shabby and minimal. Pillows were old, compressed and lumpy. They all smelled clean thankfully. Towels, too, were clean but all mismatched and some very worn (I only used one towel, one cloth and one hand towel). Bathroom was clean enough. Dishes were mismatched and old. I did not cook during my stay but used the kettle a couple of times and the fridge and a couple of dishes. But the stove and walls were all splattered and sticky from prior guests. I wasn't expecting quiet so while loud at times, I can't complain that that was unexpected. The location for a tourist is OK but a bit sketchy along 125th. 125th down was great. Recommendations: THOROUGH cleaning prior to each guest. replace all bedding (for the spare beds too as it looked really old) with sheets, pillows, duvet with washable cover. Simple kitchen set up with dishes, flatware, cooking utensils etc and nice towels/dishcloths. Papertowels and extra garbage bags on hand (there were none of either). I did appreciate the space and location for my needs (I was in a course close by) but would not return to that apartment. I like Kevin though.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 01 2016

Colleen, I am a little disappointed that although you found me to be friendly and helpful you could not mention any of these things to me while you were here. Had you done so you would have seen my quick response to address all your needs. I checked the Hairdryer after reading your comment and found it to be in working order and wiped it. I told you the TV was not working and I was waiting for the cable to come fix it. I had only notice it the day before you arrived. Most people do not watch TV and no one ever told me that it did not work. Now, the cable box has been replaced and it is all in working order. I am extremely disappointed that you found the place to be dirty/ filthy especially to the degree you say. Utensils and dishes started off as sets and maybe one was broken along the way and individually replaced. I just don't understand about the words shabby and minimal. all sheets and bedding are of good quality and washed regularly. Surely, the pillows didn't stink because they are washed regularly. However, just to let you know I took your suggestion and replaced all pillows to make sure the fluff is present.

I am very disappointed in your displeasure with your stay. Although you were alone, often there are up to five guests staying in that unit and it does take a licking. That is no excuse for lack of cleaning but thank you for your very critical review. We will try to keep up better with the upkeep. Thank you

Review by: Andrea C.,
Oct 16 2016
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Great hoster. Nice apartment.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 01 2016

Thanks for the taking the time to write and grade your experience. I am please that you generally enjoyed your stay

Review by: Andrea C.,
Oct 16 2016
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Great hoster. Nice apartment.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 01 2016

Thanks for the taking the time to write and grade your experience. I am please that you generally enjoyed your stay

Review by: Ana S.,
Sep 02 2016
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

The owner was always checking on us. He was very kind and helpful and he made us feel at home. Our communication was excellent. The apartment is comfortable but the building is a bit old. In my opinion, the apartment should need a better cleaning, especially the kitchen. The bathroom is spotless, which is very pleasant. You can hear some noise because the apartment is in a very busy area, but that's not something negative. I am happy with the overall stay.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 28 2016

Anna, thanks for your review and I will pay special attention to it. New York is not necessarily a quiet place anywhere but I hope and it soulnds like it was not that much of a burden. NY is alive especially in the Summer and my building sits right in the middle of the city. Hope to see you again.

Review by: Stefan J.,
Jul 25 2016
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

we stayed for almost 2 weeks in the apartment in Harlem (with a 3 year old child) and really enjoyed our trip there. at the first glance, the neighborhood looked a bit scary but it we always felt safe there and did not experience any uncomfortable situation! the apartment is very close to 2 main subway stations (without elevator access by the time!) and a downtown bus route stops right at the door front (good to go to the central park). a public swimming pool and playgrounds are around the corner. shopping and dining is limited within walking distance, so you have to plan a bit.
the apartment itself fits right into Harlem, a bit worn, not too fancy (a new table and chairs would be great!), but everything works fine and everything you need is there. it surely is a bit noisy with A/C on or window open, but you're in NY and it wasn't really a problem for us or the little one! managing to check in and out was really easy and Kevin is a very nice guy and gave good advice to get around and what to do during the stay. be aware that you will always need to plan for some travel time to any downtown destination as there is not too much to explore in the area [riding the metro for half an hour and more one way gets a bit boring after a week (^_^)].
we can certainly recommend that place and would take it again, the next time we're in the city. we have been scanning the market a bit and early in time and I'm still convinced that this a good offer and value for the money!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 17 2016

Stefan thanks for taking the time to write this review. I am glad that overall you found your stay here a pleasant one. Just two blocks over is what is known as restaurant row with plenty of options. The new table you suggested was delivered shortly after you left. Otherwise, I try to keep everything clean and sturdy because of the constant flow of guests the unit does take a beating.
Traveling downtown (Eastside 3 stops to 42 street and Westside 5 stops) or being downtown and have to travel uptown or Brooklyn all requires a few minutes. The beauty of my location is the transportation #2and 3 subway is one block, 4,5 &6 is three block walk and the A,C, D and B are 4 blocks away. In addition, there are about 6 bus routes all within 2 blocks. Basically, whereever you are in the city the transportation can get you here and you can get to about everywhere directly.

Thanks for your visit and I do hope to see you again.

Review by: Afef J.,
Jun 28 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Very nice apartment. Ideal location in Harlem. Next to supermarkets and transportation. Quiet and pleasant. Owner was flexible about our departure time. Kitchen was very well equipped.
To be improved: the blinds do not prevent the light from coming in, it is a shame. Getting hot water is complicated.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 21 2016

Afef thanks for the taking the time to write this review. I wish you had asked me about the hot water I could have shown you. I am not sure what you mean you can't keep the light out with the blinds. The blinds are white and filter the light not black it out

Review by: Sharon L S.,
Jun 27 2016
From: Brazil,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

Our stay in NYC was very good. The appartment ist very well located, near from 2 subway stations. For a family that want to stay a week or 10 days in Manhattan, it's a very good choice.

Review by: Beate M.,
Jun 07 2016
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The landlord was very friendly and reliable. The apartment was spacious, clean, served its purpose, and was ideally located. Everything you needed was available.

Review by: Sonia L.,
Apr 26 2016
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Overall, we are happy with our stay in this apartment. It was well located and the owner was available. We have not been bothered by the noise in our bedroom but the other one was very noisy. Well heated and well equipped apartment. Cleaning was superficial. Trash can was not emptied and fridge was dirty... Walls should be repainted.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 01 2016

Sonia, thanks for taking the time. I will check and do some painting as needed. As you can probably imagine guest handlinging their luggage can always bump into walls. I cannot imagine the trash can was not emptied but if you said it wasn't that is it. I apologize for that and will always make sure that it is. As the issue with the refrigerator I usually check and clean and empty as needed. Again, thanks for your reply and I will check and make sure I inform those that do the house keeping.

Review by: Fabrice C.,
Apr 15 2016
From: Belgium,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Very nice and comfortable apartment, quite convenient location and friendly welcome. I wouldn't hesitate to go back!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 25 2016

Fabrice, thanks for taking the time to write this review. I am glad you enjoy your trip and accomodations. It was a pleasure to meet you.

Review by: Beatrice K.,
Mar 02 2016
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

The quality of the apartment does not match its rental price. Website's pictures should be updated. We had to leave and book a 4-star hotel in Manhattan for the same price. Besides, the owner was not nice at all.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Mar 10 2016

Béatrice, I am sorry that the stairs were a problem for you, but it is clearly advertised on my apartment page that this is a walk-up apartment. The pictures are only a few months old and the apartment is exactly as the pictures show.
And rather than having the two guests you originally booked, there were three, and no one wanted to pay as was arranged with the agency. The agreement is made with the agency and should be kept.

Review by: Monica G.,
Jan 07 2016
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Everything was good. Kevin is a very nice owner.

Review by: Enny O.,
Jan 06 2016
From: Nigeria,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

Well i had a pleasant time with my boys. The host and his wife were very friendly and helpful. Excellent location to the subways, shops and parks, (my boys love the park for the basketball court).. We had the opportunity to watch the Marathon from the starting to the end right infront of the build. Sounds like great fun. Although toilet lock had to be change for flexible movement so as to avoid minors locking themselves up in and out of the toilet. Other than that. Splendid!!!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jan 11 2016

Enny thanks for taking time to write the review and I am glad you and your boy nhad a wonderful stay overall. As I explained to you and as you probably know toilet locks are to keep others from coming in when occupied Your boy locked the door then closed the door when leaving the bathroom. What he did was kept anyone else from entering and using the toilet. You had been in the place for nearly a week without a problem and I really dont think this should have been a problem for a child about 12 -14 years old. Again I am glad you had a great trip.

Review by: Patti N.,
Dec 01 2015
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Owner was helpful and pleasant.

Review by: Christine G.,
Nov 12 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

Thank you to the owner for his welcome and his kindness.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 20 2015

Christine, thanks for taking the time to write this review and letting me know that everything was ok and that you enjoyed your stay here and in New York. Hello to all of your family. It was my pleasure to host you.

Review by: Kelly L.,
Oct 19 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 13 days

This apartment is a bit small for 5 people but it is functional. We had everything we needed, and sheets and towels were provided. The owner was nice, he trusted us with the inventory of fixtures when we left and did not check every corner of the apartment for cleanliness.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 04 2015

Kelly, I am glad all of you enjoyed your stay overall. When there are 5 people in a one bedroom it is always going to be tight but it looks like you all worked it out as the many groups of 5 have in the past. I am also glad that you all left the space tidy and I did check. Thanks. Hope to see you again.

Review by: Aveline G.,
Aug 23 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Pictures are slightly different from reality: the pictures give the impression of a new and more spacious apartment.
Communication with the owner was polite but not very accurate. When we arrived, we did not know how to contact the person who was waiting for us (the person working with the owner, the building's front door with no intercom).

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 13 2015

Aveline, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you think that the pictures of the apartment are different from reality. It is the first time that anyone mentions such thing to me.
I am sorry I was not able to welcome you myself when you arrived, I was abroad. I made sure that someone was waiting for you in the apartment and welcomed you upon your arrival. The front door does not have a intercom but it has a bell. I am sorry for any miscommunication. I am glad to see that you enjoyed your time in New York. Regards, Kevin

Review by: Marie B.,
Aug 04 2015
From: Australia,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

We had a great stay at this apartment and the owner was very helpful and friendly. He even carried our bags up the 48 stairs from the street to the apartment. We would definitely stay there again and gave recommended it to others.

Review by: Henri B.,
Aug 02 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

We had a great stay.

The apartment is well located and is well equipped to accommodate five. It would be nice to add a few chairs.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 11 2015

Henri, thanks for the review and I will add a couple of folding chairs that can be used when there are groups of five.

Review by: Luc G.,
Jul 18 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

Very good value for money, very convenient location (perfect for visiting New York City), quick access to subway...
The owner welcomed us very nicely and gave us some touristic advice...
Very pleased with our stay

Review by: Nancy B.,
Jul 09 2015
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 1 days

Apartment was spotless, kitchen well-equipped, and the whole apartment had lots of light through the windows. The owner was quite a helpful gentleman, and knew the local jazz scene, which I was interested in. I would definitely stay here again.

Review by: Graham M.,
Jun 15 2015
From: Australia,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Comfortable without being fancy. Pleasant, informative, but unobtrusive owner. A remarkable bargain for Manhatten.

Review by: Nicola P.,
May 23 2015
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

I guess the apartment is in a good location for the tourists (right between the metro red line and the green one) and has everything you need. The owner is fantasic and very helpful (he met us aster midnight because we were in late due to a rainstorm on the departure airport). It's not the best to sleep untill late morning cause it's on the 5th street but for us it was not a problem. Per gli italiani è perfetto: in mezzo a due fermate di metro, fornito di tutto e a buon prezzo considerato che si è a Manhattan (il proprietario è molto easy e gentile)

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 05 2015

Thanks for the review and your return visit.

Review by: Claude G.,
May 15 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

The apartment is well located, next to 2 subway stations serving the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 lines (within a 10 minute walk) and the bus stop is at the foot of the building. Downtown Manhattan is reachable in 15 to 20 minutes with the subway. The owner is very friendly and helpful. This Harlem neighborhood is very quiet even at night and filled with various shops. The Apollo Theater is a 15 minute walk. At our arrival, the apartment was very clean and some towels were supplied. Some of the furnishings could be updated as they are quite worn-out.

Review by: Caroline G.,
Apr 24 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

Well located apartment, close to transportation (bus and subway) in a dynamic neighborhood. The apartment is simply decorated but is perfect for a family with 2 or 3 children. The owner is lovely, discreet but responsive if you need help. Our 9 nights stay was very pleasant, very good value for money! We would recommend this place to those who are not afraid to live in Harlem for a few days!

We just missed a toaster, it would be perfect!

Review by: Andres R.,
Apr 13 2015
From: Mexico,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Excellent apartment. Its location is unbeatable. Furthermore, the owner is very friendly and helpful.

Review by: Veronqiue D.,
Mar 15 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

The owner gave us a warm welcome, the apartment is close to the metro and bus stops (The owner showed us) in front of the building that will connect you to midtown. The owner also allowed us to check in for our return flight. Warm welcome. Good value for money.

Review by: Ixone O.,
Mar 09 2015
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 12 days

We had a wonderful stay in the apartment. Kevin, the owner, was very nice. He helped us a lot and gave us all the information we needed about the area and the city. The apartment was large and clean, it had everything we needed and was very well connected, at only 15 minutes from Times Square by subway. I would absolutely recommend this apartment to anyone who is looking for a place to stay in New York.

Review by: Ines G.,
Feb 12 2015
From: Argentina,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Good location in Harlem. Spacious apartment. We are a couple with a baby, and we found the apartment very comfortable. Good heating. The bathroom has been reshaped and is in very good condition. The price-quality ratio is very good. Kevin, the owner, is very friendly, he let us an umbrella to go out, and he was always ready to help.

Review by: Felipe M.,
Jan 11 2015
From: Brazil,
Accommodation Rental: 19 days

Had a very good experience with the apartment. The apartment looked just like the pictures. It was clean and comfortable - the bed and pillows specially comfortable. The owner was kind and helpful. There were subway lines close to the building which made visiting different parts of the city very easy. Plenty of restaurant options around the neighbourhood too. Would recommend to others.

Review by: Ralf S.,
Oct 05 2014
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Very good value for money for New York, very kind and helpful host, two subway stations close by, we felt comfortable there.

Review by: Sylvia H.,
Oct 05 2014
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

The host is very nice and helpful. He recommended lots of places we could go and see. And it was not a problem for him that we had to leave very early in the morning.

Review by: Edgar R.,
Oct 02 2014
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

Overall my stay here was pretty good & for a good price. I was pleased!

Review by: Gisela S.,
Sep 08 2014
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

The accommodation was perfect for our New York stay, bus and subway within very easy reach. The hosts are very kind and helpful.
Thanks a lot.

Review by: Pascale R.,
Aug 25 2014
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

The apartment is well located, quite close to 2 subway lines. On the other hand, it is difficult to park for several days with parking rules that change from one day to the next. We also found a private parking space that still cost $26 per day, to fit in the budget.
The apartment is in a old character building with beautiful parquet floor. It is very bright, a bit noisy indeed because of the street (it overlooks 5th avenue), but we knew this before and it was bearable. The bed is very comfortable and our 3 children slept well on the extra beds.
We were welcomed by the host's daughter, she was very nice. It is a pity the floors were not very clean and there weren't enough flatware and top sheets (and globally, there isn't much dishware), but we managed (we could also have told him). It also lacked a toaster.
But on the whole, regarding value for the money, we were very pleased.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 03 2014

Thanks for your review, Pascale. Some guest park on the street and some in the various parking lots in the neighborhood. The choice is the guest. If it is parked at the right time, that i usually help them with they can stay parked for probably 3 days without having to move it. A little noise comes with being in the center of things. However, I do think it is bearable. I have to check and make sure that there is at least 5 sets of flatware (the maximum amount allowed for this unit.) I will also make sure that the top sheets are available, the top sheets were probably in the laundry. Yes, you could have mentioned all of this and it would have been taken care of immediately. But I am glad you did enjoy yourself. The apartment is usually cleaned and mopped prior to all arrivals. I will check and recheck in the future to make sure that the apartment is thoroughly cleaned. See you next time.

Review by: Alexander P.,
Aug 07 2014
From: Venezuela,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

The owner was very friendly, he helped us with the public transport and was very welcoming. The apartment was impeccable, we had a great time, it was a very comfortable place to enjoy our first time in New York City.

Review by: Ange M.,
Jul 15 2014
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

Nice accommodation. Well equipped. Very warm welcome from Mr A. Always available and friendly.
Nice atmosphere.

Review by: Lars H.,
Jul 10 2014
From: Norway,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Very friendly host. Helped us find street parking.

Review by: Monique N.,
Jul 07 2014
From: Belgium,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The entrance hall wasn't very clean and tidy (stacked tools and pots of paint); the apartment floor hadn't been cleaned before our arrival. The pillows were stained...
The apartment is spacious, bright, nice view from the bedroom, good supply of dishcloths and kitchen equipment.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 04 2014

I apologized if the floor had not been swept and mopped. It is usually routine that the floors are thoroughly swept and mopped prior to every guest arrival. I don't know what happened but I will double check for all future guest. As for the tools and paint buckets in the hall they were probably there until they could be carried upstirs at a later time. Thanks for pointing that out and I will in the future try to move them where they are going a lot quicker. Lastly, I replaced the pillows with new ones. Thanks for your comments, I will use them to improve the stay of guest.

Review by: Maite R.,
May 20 2014
From: Uruguay,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

Great option to stay in NY, reasonable price, close to subway, the host is very nice and the neighborhood is lovely.

Review by: Nicolas T.,
May 05 2014
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Great for 4 people staying a week. Shopping and subway close by.
To be recommended.

Review by: Manuela C.,
Mar 30 2014
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Comfortable accommodation, convenient to explore the city. very close to public transportation. VERY KIND AND HELPFUL host.

Review by: Lien V.,
Feb 19 2014
From: Belgium,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We did enjoy our first time in New York and we were very pleased with the apartment. I booked this apartment on recommendation of my sister. She stayed in the same building as us a couple of years ago. Her review made us chose for the same building.

We had the apartment on the second floor and we were absolutely pleased with it. The apartment was very spacious, we had a nice living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a big bedroom and a clean bathroom. We had the possibility to cook our own dishes and to make our own breakfast which was a big plus for us.

Our landlord Kevin was such a nice person. He helped us with everything we needed and gave us some great tips about must see attractions and how to get to the nice in different ways. He made us feel at home abroad.

The apartment is well situated in New York with a bus stop in front of the house and 2 metro stations at walking distance. Every day we got to different parts of New York using public transport nearby.

The apartment was clean upon arrival.

The apartment was in a good condition, we had everything we needed to spent a nice holiday in New York. The air conditioning was working well (we needed it because of the hot weather) and the fans were much appreciated during the night.

We only had a problem with finding the right temperature in the shower. Mostly it got ice cold are very hot. We struggled with it the whole week.

The house was in a good condition, only the smoke alarm dock needed a new battery. It beeped constantly and this was sometimes a bit annoying.

At night some traffic and street noises entered the room. Since it was so hot outside we had to open the windows for some fresh air. The pond noises at the back side were relaxing though :).

In general we were very happy with the apartment. We'll certainly recommend this place and will book it the next time we're travelling to New York!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Feb 24 2014

Thanks for your time and words in this review. I wish you would have told me about the smoke detector battery and the problems with the water.

The problems with both could have probably been remedied easily. The batteries on the smoke detector have since been changed and I will attempt to show future guests how to operate the single handle shower body. As for people walking by, traffic and other noise on fifth avenue, it is not in my control, especially if the windows are open. You always have the option of closing the windows and running the a/c.

However, overall, I am glad that you discovered the convenience of transportation, spacious, clean and comfortable accommodation, and the central locations of my home.

I am most glad that you and your sister before enjoyed yourselves in this wonderful city that I so much love.

Review by: Johnny R.,
Dec 26 2013
From: Venezuela,
Accommodation Rental: 12 days

Central apartment, one block from the subway station and 15 min from midtown. The host was extremely kind and helpful.

Review by: Ramsés D.,
Dec 13 2013
From: Venezuela,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

Excellent accommodation! Comfortable and in a great location. What more could you ask for - close to subway, bus at the door of the building, local stores, parks and less than 2 km from Central Park... not to mention the nice super.

The host who welcomed us with jazz and the best recommendations for transport, entertainment is always ready to answer any question you have and to share those tips that make your stay in Manhattan easier!

Review by: Thomas P.,
Oct 23 2013
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Very kind host. The room is spacious, clean and well appointed. It just lacked a toaster, but the oven made up for it. The kitchen, the fridge and the bathroom are in very good condition and very clean.

The location is fine for the price. The noise level in the bedroom is livable. Unfortunately, the window on the street side doesn't shut in a "soundproof" way because of the built-in A/C unit. However, this is typically American so it can only partly be faulted.

Overall, we had a very nice stay in New York and the big and beautiful accommodation certainly played its part.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 29 2013

Thanks Thomas and I am very glad you enjoyed your stay. You are right that the way the air condition sits in the window it allows some noise to filter through, but that is the trade off.

Toasters have been a problem keeping up with crumbs in the past so I elected not to include one. I am glad to know that you knew to just toast it in the oven.

It is always nice when there is enough room for everyone.

Review by: Federica M.,
Oct 14 2013
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The owner is amazing!!!! A real gentleman!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 15 2013

Thanks Federica, I enjoyed meeting the both of you and knowing that each day you enjoyed this wonderful city and your stay.

Review by: Francois C.,
Aug 21 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

We are very satisfied with our stay in this apartment. It is very well located, close to the bus and subway. We enjoyed Harlem, the neighborhood is very safe in spite of appearances.

Many thanks to our host, available to be of help and for his precious advice.

Review by: Emmanuelle C.,
Aug 15 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 2 days

The host was very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. The accommodation was great, too big even since I was on my own. Nothing to complain about, very good for the price. The kitchen was well equipped.

Only negative point: wifi connection a bit slow

I enjoyed the neighborhood in the daytime, I was glad to explore this side of NYC. But as a woman on my own, I didn't feel very comfortable going for a walk in the evening.

Overall, I had a very nice stay and I'll choose New York Habitat again if I go back to New York.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 23 2013

Emmanuelle, thanks for your response about the wifi connection being slow. I have installed an Extender and hopefully this will help in the connection and the speed for future guest and your return.

Harlem is generally relatively safe in the daytime and evenings, but as all of New York and most other places the later it gets walking on the main streets are always recommended. No guest in the last 3 years has had a problem in Harlem coming and going, that they have not had in the other parts of the city.

But at this point nightlife in Harlem is thriving and people are out all over the place, especially one block away.

Thank you -Kevin

Review by: Nadine S.,
Aug 07 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Chapter "CONDITION, COMFORT, AMENITIES"
The furniture really leaves a lot to be desired (bedroom wardrobe and chest of drawers worn and awful).

The 4th person sleeps on the "convertible" chair bed and the 5th one on an air mattress (not specified initially) but well! Otherwise very.... cool and friendly caretaker.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 12 2013

Hello Nadine, there are pictures of all the sleeping arrangements (chair bed and mention of air bed) on the website. There really is not a lot room to put permanent beds and leave room for people to be comfortable in the space.

A couple of handles have come off the chest that are now replaced.

Overall I hope you enjoyed your stay.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Sep 12 2013

Thank you so much for sharing your review with us! Thanks to your feedback, please note that we constantly make an effort to give the most accurate information possible and that is why our description of the apartment discloses the fact that when 5 person are occupying this premises, a person will be sleeping on an aero-mattress.

We also added more pictures of the sleeping arrangements.

Review by: Hélène & Jérôme D.,
Jul 27 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Very friendly welcome from the host who was always available to give us some advice during our stay.

Review by: Indrasen V.,
Jul 18 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

We fully enjoyed our 5-day stay in this apartment which is well equipped and offers easy access to public transport, with a bus stop just in front and two subway lines at walking distance.

Moreover, the landlord Kevin, is most helpful and charming and we have appreciated his wise advice on what to see in Harlem. We recommend this apartment for its good quality/price ratio.

Review by: Marine G.,
Jul 03 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

It was a great stay!! The accommodation played a part in it.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 10 2013

Thanks Marine, your stay was a pleasant experience.

Review by: Helena N.,
Jun 13 2013
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Wonderful stay in New York. Kevin was great and delightful. He made everything easy for us from the moment we arrived. The accommodation is beautiful and spacious and the bedroom is very peaceful.

An unforgettable experience. If I go back to New York, I'll definitely choose this vacation rental again.

Thank you very much, Kevin.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 18 2013

Thanks, Helena. the warm wonderful experience was truly mutual. I thank you and hope to see you again.

Review by: Domenico M.,
Jun 02 2013
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

Owner is very nice, always willing to help and always willing to improve your stay. The apartment is one block away from the [2] and [3] lines and two blocks away from the [4],[5] and [6] lines. Making it easily accessible to the rest of Manhattan.

The apartment is well furnished with all of the necessary equipment. It is also very well decorated and the bathroom is very well upgraded. The apartment is clean, safe and has nice views of the neighborhood. 125th Street does feel a bit sketchy at times during the late hours, but as long as you mind your own business no one will harass you or anything like that.

As for noise, well it's the city that never sleeps. It wasn't a major problem at all, in fact it help create a nice city atmosphere.

So overall the apartment is great, I'm definitely going to rent it next time I visit New York. I recommend it! And I want to say thank you to the owner for the help and greeting we got in New York. It was a pleasure to live there!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 18 2013

Thanks Domenico, I am glad you overall had a nice stay and felt that the overall attributes of staying here far out weighed the negatives of New York City street late at night. You have to watch yourself all over NYC in the late hours of night.

I recommend when it gets past a certain hour for everyone to catch a cab to the front door. Coming from clubs or elsewhere 1, 2, 3 in the morning can be a little sketchy on 125th street as well as elsewhere.

However, the one block walk from the subway is generally no problem and has not been a problem for anyone up until this point. I look forward to your return.

Review by: Sharon S.,
May 31 2013
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Clean and serene is how it felt to stay here, especially after I put away several folding chairs into the closet. The bed was just heavenly to sleep in, and the quirky bathroom sink was a very fun design touch.

Kevin was attentive and helpful, also knowledgeable about the sights to see. And Marcus Garvey Park is just across the street -- a beautiful place.

Review by: Patrick D.,
May 06 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Excellent stay in NYC. The accommodation is very comfortable and enjoyable. The host is great.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 08 2013

Thanks Patrick. I hope to see you again

Review by: Christian C.,
May 06 2013
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Great place, very nice owners, right on the bus line and very near trains. I've stayed in this building before and will definitely stay there again.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 07 2013

Christian, great seeing you, again. Hope to see you again.

Review by: Sylvie P.,
Apr 28 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Warm welcome. Vacation rental in a good location fairly near midtown by bus and subway. The extra beds though are a bit small for tall adults. Nevertheless, good quality for the money.

Light sleepers might feel less comfortable sleeping on the side of 5th avenue - noisier.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 26 2013

Thank you Sylvie, these are not regular beds but sleeping accommodations that consist in an armchair bed, a sofa that can serve as a bed, and an air mattress. I believe the beds are standard size.

Fifth avenue is one of the busiest streets in NY with some traffic all day. However, the bedroom is in the back where the only noise is my neighbor's wonderful Coy Pond.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Aug 26 2013

Thank you so much for sharing your reviews with us! We disclose on our apartment page the information about the sleeping accommodations and about the fact that 5th avenue is a busy street and can be noisy at times.

We greatly appreciate your feedback.

Review by: Rosalba R.,
Apr 12 2013
From: Mexico,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

I really spent a wonderful time in N.Y. The apartment was great and Mr. Kevin is a nice person.

Thanks a lot.

Review by: Aurélie K.,
Apr 12 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

Very nice welcome.

Review by: Corinne D.,
Mar 25 2013
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

I very much enjoyed my stay here. Although I only spoke to the owner over the phone, I found him to be helpful and courteous. The area itself is fine. A typical busy, urban area. A little seedy at night perhaps but just be aware of your surroundings just as you would in any other area. I had no problems with safety and felt comfortable.

There are several department stores and places such as Applebees to eat that are in close proximity. Transportation was also a huge plus. The 2/3 line is just two blocks away while the 4/5 line is just 4 or 5 blocks away. The M60 bus which goes straight to La Guardia was right in front of the building. You cannot beat that!

The apartment itself was pretty good size. It was well kept and cozy and had sufficient amenities.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Mar 26 2013

Corinne, thanks for your review. I am glad to hear that everything was to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed your stay in New York.

Review by: Frederique P.,
Mar 21 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

This vacation rental is very well located - #1 bus to Central Park / 5th Avenue right outside the apartment and two subways stations less than a 5-minute walk. The accommodation is comfortable. There's everything you need in the kitchen to cook a few meals and prepare breakfast.

The host is accommodating regarding arrival and departure times. You can leave your luggage until late on your departure day.

Vacation rental to be recommended.

Review by: Francesca R.,
Jan 25 2013
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

We had a great time. The location is convenient for all means of transport. The host is very nice and helpful. There are a couple of very nice bars in the area. Central Park is 10 minutes away!!

One thing I'm wondering, maybe a toaster would be useful, apart from that there's everything!!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Mar 20 2013

Thank you Francesca. I am glad everything was to your satisfaction. Toasters have caused a great deal of difficulty in the past and I had to remove it from the space. However, I am considering adding another one.

Glad you had a great time in the neighborhood.

Review by: Jean Francois R.,
Jan 07 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Excellent welcome from the owners. The building is very well located, bus and subway stop very close by.

Review by: Anita G.,
Oct 29 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Our stay in NYC went very smoothly. The apartment is awesome! Clean, welcoming, bright, well equipped, in short, nothing to complain about. On top of that, the owner is sweet... attentive, always there for tips and info. A real delight!

As regards the location in Manhattan... it can be a little 'worrying' as it is off centered from downtown. But here again, no problem, public transportation is 'at your fingertips': one subway station is located one block to the west and another one 3 blocks eastwards from the apartment, and even better, the bus goes right past the building and takes you directly to 5th Avenue, right in the heart of the Big Apple.

You can rent this apartment in a heartbeat. As for me, I'll sure go back!!!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 06 2012

Thank you very much, Anita. I am so happy you found an accommodation to your liking. Yes, although it is "off centered", a 10 minute ride will get one to Times Square!

Review by: Mark K.,
Oct 13 2012
From: Australia,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Excellent Harlem location, owner was very helpfull, upgrade to flatscreen TV recommended. Would highly recommend to those looking for accomodation in this area, bus outside door and express subway 5 minute walk.

Review by: Yves S.,
Sep 07 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

Welcoming and friendly owner. Spacious apartment, but isn't very comfortable. Worn furniture and not enough kitchen utensils for 4 people.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 11 2012

The utensils were an issue before and I added more than enough for 5 people. I will check again and add as needed, enough for 5 people the maximum amount I rent to. Had the guest just mentioned this it could have been taken care of very easily. I often ask all guest if everything is ok and for whatever reason they never say anything.

I will add new chairs for the dining table, but other than that I think the furniture is adequate for the constant wear and tear. The more people in a place the less comfortable it is. I can add more furniture but it will cut down the space for more guest. Again, I will check when the present guest leave and update as much as I can with keeping in mind that I rent to up to 5 guest.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 11 2012

The following sentence has always been part of New York Habitat's description and the noise level was in fact disclosed. We hope for all new guest to be aware.

Please note that this building is located at a busy intersection on 5th Avenue and street noise may be heard throughout the day and night.

Review by: Jean-philippe P.,
Aug 22 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Very noisy aircon and smelly
Not so clean
1 bed not confortable
Good location
Hot
Nice owner very helpfull

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Aug 29 2012

Thank you for your feedback. We have taken your comments into account and shared them with the owner with the purpose of improving our services going forward.

The owner said that the air conditioners don't make any more noise than any average AC unit, and that if the apartment does get warm, guests can turn all of the AC's, as there is one in every room.

We would also like to add that when compared to the regular bed in the bedroom, the convertible bed, sofabed, and aero-bed in the living room are less comfortable, because these three are indeed intended as short-term sleeping solutions only.

Review by: Claire L.,
Aug 12 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

nice value for the price. Location (south Harlem) is an excellent way to immerse yourself in a neighborhood's 'real life'. the vacation rental is also well located for the subway. The owner is very nice. This is a vacation rental that we'll recommend.

Review by: Juerg S.,
Aug 04 2012
From: Switzerland,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Good location near the subway.
Kind, helpful super!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 21 2012

The unit is within one block of the west side train and 3 blocks of the east side train. On the corner there is the M60 that goes to La Guardia airport for $2.25. In front of the building is the #1 bus that goes down Fifth Avenue (Museum Mile). Within one block you can ride a bus to most points of Manhattan.

Review by: Florian V.,
Jul 02 2012
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

The owner is very polite and attentive.

Review by: Patricia B.,
Jun 17 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 12 days

The host M. Kevin welcomed us very warmly and also gave us useful tips for our stay.

Our accommodation, located in Harlem, although a little far from the center of Manhattan is in an ideal location for transportation: there is a bus line in front the building that goes along fifth avenue down to south Manhattan, and a little further in both directions there are two subway lines with quick commute to the east and the west of the island.

Hard to beat! And also, an apartment rental is more "personal" than staying in a hotel room, you can go back home whenever you feel like it, have dinner there rather than have to go the restaurant etc... the only downside is connected to the city itself and is the noise.

Hey, yes, New York, the city that never sleeps, is noisy! With the traffic noise, the noise from the locals (Harlem is a lively neighborhood!), the blaring sirens from the fire engines, the ambulances and the police cars (which are even more impressive in the middle of the buildings in Manhattan as the noise reverberates against the walls, you just can't not notice them!), and with the noise coming from our apartment surroundings (a fountain in a backyard just below our window, or the so convenient bus stop which sometimes becomes a bit annoying in the evening or in the morning when the bus actuator and alarm device are activated to put the bus at curb level...)

Yes, New York is noisy, but you get used to it. And being tired helped us sleep...

From the point of view of tourists in New York for two week, it is a welcoming city where you don't feel unsafe (forget your prejudice about Harlem whilst keeping your basic common sense and everything will go smoothly!)

In short, we were happy with our stay and with the apartment itself.

Review by: Laurent P.,
Jun 04 2012
From: Switzerland,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

it's the 2nd time we choose this accommodation for our stay in new york and we were delighted. The bedroom looks over a very quiet inner yard, but the extra beds are in the sitting room looking over the street where there's much more traffic. The host is very nice and available to give information on new york.

Downtown is easy to reach with the 2 subway stations you can choose from. The bars in Harlem with live music are great.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 05 2012

A smile met with a smile. Most of the guest that have stayed here have been wonderful and a pleasure to meet. That is what makes doing what I do so easy and when I see a repeat customer it makes it easier to smile and be warm when you are met with the same.

Harlem with all the new bars are becoming the place, again, for socializing.

Review by: A Guest,
May 22 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The owner was charming and always ready to help and give us some advice.

Review by: A Guest,
Apr 10 2012
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

The apartment is located in Harlem. A wonderful starting point to reach the subway an to go anywhere in Manhattan. We used the bedroom for one person and the bed in the living room for the other person - that was OK.

The owner of the appartment is very helpful. He can give many tips to tourists concerning the highlights in Manhattan and also concerning the subway and the buses and the airtrain. Just 200 meters away there is a small supermarket - very comfortable for buying food and beverages.

The cleanliness of the kitchen equipment could better. And the fittings of bath and shower are a little bit complicated. It was not easy to get warm water - but after a while it works. Don?t stop trying.

All in all it was a good price-performance ratio.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Apr 12 2012

The owner contacted us to explain that when the building is fully occupied and other apartments are using the water at the same time, it may take a minute for the water to get to the desired temperature. He also confirmed that he will check and clean the appliances double.

Review by: Antonio P.,
Jan 06 2012
From: Argentina,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

Thank you so much Mr Kevin. I decided for this apártment as i read in previous reviews. Your kindness is the plus for the apartment.

Review by: A Guest,
Nov 11 2011
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

The apartment is in a good location for the subway and also for services of basic necessities stores and supermarkets.

The owner was very cordial and helpful for everything we needed.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 11 2011

OK

Review by: Nicole G.,
Oct 28 2011
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Owner is kind and helpful.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 28 2011

OK

Review by: Jason H.,
Oct 20 2011
From: New Zealand,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

Two of us stayed for two weeks in late Sept/early Oct. Landlord's relaxed, laid back style contributed to a wonderful holiday. Take his advice and visit The Highline & The Shrine - well worth it. Apartment was comfortable, spacious and well appointed (the only thing we'd suggest is a little extra cooking cutlery). Location was great, the bus stopping right outside the door & subways a short walk to either the east or west.

Large supermarket within 5 mins, great smaller deli with lots of organic products just around the corner, and our favourite mid-size deli, 'Best Yet', about 15mins walk on Frederick Douglas Blvd. Apartment felt secure, and location of bedroom at back where it was quieter meant sleeping wasn't a problem. Overall we felt it was good value for money and would recommend it to others.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 20 2011

OK

Review by: Emeline H.,
Sep 23 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

We were really very happy with this vacation rental and we enjoyed the comfort of staying in an apartment very much.

The owner is very welcoming and gave us plenty of advice and tips on the neighborhood and New York in general. We were delighted to be able to discuss with him.

The accommodation is very well served by public transport, close to two subway lines and a direct bus line that goes to the city centre runs past the front door. 125th street next door is sometimes a bit noisy but we took this as part of the New York experience.

In short we recommend this vacation rental without hesitation.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 23 2011

OK

Review by: Laurent V.,
Aug 27 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Excellent owner's welcome. He is friendly and gives all the tips on places to see and means of transport for a pleasant stay in New York

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 27 2011

OK

Review by: A Guest,
Aug 23 2011
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

For the price it was great (compared with hotel prices!). I was here with my parents and I felt comfortable. If you are looking for a cheap spot to sleep, this is definitely the right place. It takes only 20 minutes to reach downtown with the subway. On weekends it is very noisy at night - so do bring earplugs! The beds are a bit saggy but OK. I was satisfied.

Review by: A Guest,
Jul 18 2011
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

We were very happy with this nice and spaceous appartment located close to a bus and a subway station in Harlem. The owner was very friendly and provided a lot of valuable tips. We would certainly rent this appartment again!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 18 2011

OK

Review by: Joan L.,
Jul 17 2011
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

We found the apartment very comfortable and the owners extreemly helpful in answering questions and orienting us to the city.

Review by: Maria Angela M.,
Jul 03 2011
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

I am really happy with my experience! Harlem is a pleasant place, the accommodation was cute and 4 stops from 42nd Street (Times Square). The owner was most helpful. GREAT!

The only setback are the police and the fire engine sirens...

Next year I'll be in New York for a month and I already know I will rent this vacation rental again...

Review by: Guillaume B.,
Jun 06 2011
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Not for those who are obsessive about dust or fear Harlem, but for the others the accommodation is very good, convenient, in a good location, with parking space nearby, and a very friendly owner. A very good place that I recommend.

Review by: Arthur A.,
May 27 2011
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

The owner was very friendly and helpful. The apartment was a great value and close to public transportation, Central Park and near museums.

Review by: Giada P.,
May 25 2011
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 13 days

i'm in love with this apartament ... the address is perfect and the metro is very near...all the people are lovable.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 25 2011

OK

Review by: A Guest,
May 03 2011
From: Switzerland,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

The apartment met our expectations, it is perfect for 3 people, ideally situated close to subway or bus in front of the building. Harlem is a nice neighborhood and offers all facilities. The owners are delightful and give good tips on New York.

Little downside, in my opinion, the 2nd sofa bed in the living room is too small and uncomfortable to be used as a bed (if there are 4 people). Otherwise, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and living room are as described by NYH and as expected. Recommended for 3.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 03 2011

OK

Review by: Sandrine B.,
Apr 10 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

we were delighted with both the vacation rental and the owner's kindness; he was available and above all very friendly!! we will rent this accommodation again for sure, we were there with our 3 children and had everything we needed for 5! and the bus is outside the apartment and the subway is in the next street, supermarket etc.... just great for us.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Apr 10 2011

Ok

Review by: Caroline C.,
Apr 03 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

The owner was very friendly. He was available when we needed him.
The accommodation is spacious and comfortable.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Apr 03 2011

Ok

Review by: Teresa B.,
Feb 22 2011
From: Sweden,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

We were very satisfied with the apartment. The owner was very nice and now my mother is talking about a new trip to NY and she said she would love to stay at the same place!

Review by: Geoffroy F.,
Feb 11 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

This vacation rental is a very good choice for those who want to immerse themselves in Harlem atmosphere... 2 subway stations nearby, just north west of central park, a spacious apartment, bright, well equipped, owner available and of good advice. Of course a bit noisy at night, still we did sleep well.

No safety issue in the neighborhood, even a bit late at night... Highly recommended, especially because of its value for money.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 29 2011

OK

Review by: Rebecca R.,
Jan 27 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

The owner was very kind and helpful. The appliances, the bed and the bathroom all seem new. The heater made a bit of noise during the night though and we couldn't turn it off ourselves (or we just couldn't figure it out).

Excellent access to bus and subway lines and we enjoyed exploring Harlem as well.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jan 27 2011

Everything was. OK

Review by: Catherine P.,
Jan 12 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

The apartment we rented was very nice and hot. We felt very well in this apartment. The owner is charming. He helped us. We have passed very happy Christmas holidays in the apartment and in NY. We recommend this apartment.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jan 12 2011

Wonderful guest

Review by: Aurelie D.,
Dec 24 2010
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

The apartment is really nice, and the owner is really "cool"! There is a bus stop in front of the door, which is really useful, to go downtown! We only stayed 3 days, but we didn't have any problem. Be careful: there is no elevator. The team of New York Habitat is really helpful and professional!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Dec 24 2010

Everything. OK

Review by: Patrick O.,
Dec 21 2010
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

We stayed at the apartment on 125th Street in early December. The apartment was great, the owner greeted us and made us feel very much at home. It is well located and access to public transit is very easy.

The apartment itself was comfortable and well outfitted, and the bed and bathroom were particularly good.

My wife and I know New York well, and we can tell any prospective renters that you just can't get a better deal than living in a place like this.

Review by: Kvetoslav O.,
Nov 03 2010
From: Czech Republic,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

the vacation rental was very nice and clean and its owner was very kind. We really enjoyed our stay there and we utterly fell in love with New York City. :o) Thanks to the apartment (instead of hotel) we really felt like a real New Yorkers. :o) Last but not least I want to thank to all your agency's staff for the very professional service.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 03 2010

Everything was ok

Review by: Mesguich M.,
Sep 13 2010
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

My friend and myself liked the flat you rented to us. This vacation rental was well situated in Harlem with a lot of buses, subways and stores. Really pleasant to live. Our owner was a very nice man and gave us some advice to visit NYC.

However, I should want to tell you little things about the flat :
- When you arrived, the flat was not very clean (some dust) and we discovered things in the cupboard of the bathroom (old cottons not used and other things former lodgers left).
- in the kitchen, some kitchen utensils lacked: for instance, more glasses, plates, saucepans. We had one frying pan which was out and we couldn't use it.

However it was really great to live here. I thank you for all.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Sep 15 2010

The apartment owner stated that in regard to the cleanliness, it may have been a dusting oversight on his part in between rentals, but will be sure that each area is touched upon between each rental. The owner has checked out the inventory in the kitchen and found there were 3 pots, 3 frying pans, 6 plates, sufficient utensils and cutting knives. The owner will add more glasses and cups.

Review by: Adeline B.,
May 25 2010
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We had no problem at all with the apartment. The owner was very hospitable, very kind with the kids. He was there on time the day we arrived and gave us advice on where to shop and how to get around New York. The accommodation is very quiet and tastefully decorated. It is located near shops and the subway, and the M1 Bus runs past the building, which makes it easy to go everywhere in Manhattan.

We would not hesitate to recommend this vacation rental.

Review by: Chris M.,
May 12 2010
From: Australia,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The [Harlem vacation rental] property was clean and secure, everything that I expected. The owner was friendly and helpful, even offering a local phone to use during my stay. There were maps of the area and the subway and buses. Payment and deposit were well handled and there were no problems.

I would recommend the property and New York Habitat in the future.

Review by: Elena M.,
Apr 26 2010
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

The [Harlem vacation rental] apartment was perfect for us. It was comfortable and it had all that we needed. Cleaning is very important for us, more than other kind of things; and in this apartment all was very clean. There weren't noises so we could sleep very well and rest a lot.

Although the owner lived on the first floor, he didn't annoy us. He gave information about the city. The last day our flight left at 9 p.m. and the owner told us that we could leave our bags in his flat, so we could visit the city without our bags.

Thanks for your services and we are sure that in the future we will come back to contact you.

Review by: Samuel S.,
Apr 23 2010
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 2 days

The apartment [in Harlem] is very nice, good location! The owner is helpful. Good address!

Review by: Philippe M.,
Apr 22 2010
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We really appreciate our accommodation in New York. Our apartment was quite comfortable, well equipped and wide enough for the whole family (5 people).

The [location] at 125th Street is not too far from the center of Manhattan - the bus stops just in front of the apartment, so it was very easy to go downtown. The owner was very kind with us - he helped us [with] many practical things. We would recommend this address to other visitors. Thanks for your contribution to find this accommodation.

Review by: Fabrice D.,
Jan 07 2010
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

We were pleased with the apartment and the owner [of the vacation rental in New York] was very nice.

Review by: Frida C.,
Nov 20 2009
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

We have found very good the location [of the vacation rental in New York], the owner was very kind and helpful.

The apartment was in good condition and we have spent a good time.

After this experience we could recommend your agency to everyone [who] wants to spend some days in New York using this kind of accommodation.

Review by: Gerd B.,
Oct 23 2009
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We thank New York Habitat and [the New York vacation rental owner] for staying in his home. It was a nice apartment and everything worked to our utmost satisfaction.

The accommodation owner]was a very helpful and an congenial landlord. We would recommend this apartment to friends at all times.

Review by: Susie S.,
Jul 10 2009
From: United Kingdom,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

We loved [this New York vacation rental], and the owner was really friendly and welcoming and gave us a US cell phone to use while we were there. The apartment was perfect, better than we expected and perfectly placed. We'd definitely come to you again and will be recommending you to friends. so thanks!